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Elder Zachariah S. Montgomery
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
8060 S 615 E
SANDY, UT 84070

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

less active work in the area.

I am doing great so far. We are beginning to do a lot of less active work in the area. The Bishop wasn't sure how many people in the area are actually still in the area so we are going to help him out by finding out if they live in the area. But so far it's working out great the Less active's we have found have kids that aren't baptized.  So yesterday we finally got in contact with this Less active lady that we had been going by. We have been trying to go by them for a month and we finally got in contact with them she has two son's that aren't baptized and she wants us to come by today. She is super happy to have us come by today. I think it's amazing how well she responded to us.  I learned about repentance and the Atonement. But also about the enabling power of the Atonement. 
The area is good we do tracting all day everyday but our efforts will pay off soon enough. No investigators yet but like I said we are looking for people to teach they are just really good at hiding haha so right now we are just doing a lot of less active work helping the Bishop out.  I bet Austin if just living it up on Ted's couch in the basement. I think that it might be here but I'm not sure I find out around 1 if your package got here or not. I don't have any pictures to send I'm in the same area and nothing has changed but you do get pictures from the L's right? 
Have a good week mother
Con amor 
Elder Montgomery 



October 13th. Did Not Get Transferred.

I didn't get transferred. My new companion is Elder B he has 9 weeks left in the mission so it looks like I am going to be the one that kills him. Elder T went to Kerns and he is now a Zone leader on bike haha. My comp is from Rhode Island he is fluent in Spanish his family is from Guatemala. Nope didn't get to baptize J. The baptism fell through... He was super solid for the whole time that we were teaching him and the day of his Baptism we go by his house and we ask him how he is doing and he straight up says I don't want to get baptized he said that he doesn't believe which is weird because he knew a lot from the scriptures but that was a long day had to cancel a lot of stuff and I was pretty disappointed. We tract so much in this area it's crazy. It's known as the hardest area in the whole mission for Spanish Elders but we are still going strong here.  
You in the Primary Presidency? well that's a change is father still the ward Clerk haha?. NOO NOT ADDI. That's soo sad mother. Where is the cancer at in her body?
I have seen Meet the Mormons and wow that's a great movie when it come's out on DVD can you please send it to me it's fantastic. I do remember the bishop and I swore that I had seen him before now it all makes sense. Well I wont be able to email you if I do get it today but have a great week mother
I love you
Elder Montgomery 
mother do I have to write a spiritual message every week it's hard and yeah haha I love this area but all I can say is don't be complacent with where you are in life you can always become better. That's what I have noticed about the area I am in. It's hard. I come home so tired at night and we tract all day. But it's through these efforts that we will be blessed. But I don't want to be complacent because once you become complacent you stop growing and when you stop growing in the gospel then you start losing the gospel so you can be happy but not complacent. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hey a Movie that you have to see is Meet the Mormons.

Wow Katie must be doing good. Mother I bet you didn't cry but were crazy over some of your bands back in the day.  So the thing out here in Utah is that they don't have conference at the church buildings which is really freaking annoying. Because we can't just take our investigators to a members house, they don't understand English. Elder Bowcutt's brother lives literally 5 minutes away from me but I don't go into his neighborhood much because well there really aren't any Latinos in his area just saying. I have not met his parents yet but I got them in my planner ready to call them if I need anything. My favorite talk might have been from Holland or Bednar both were great talks... Hey a movie that you have to see is Meet the Mormons. We got to see this last week and it's amazing. You will love it and one of the families from it is from Atlanta. He spoke at Austin's seminary graduation. I get fed a lot of Latino food what can I say beans rice arepas. I have had a car for the whole time so far but most Spanish elders do though. It is starting to cool down I had to break out a sweater the other day. No idea about the i pads don't really know just that they will come soon enough.  We are having J's Baptism Sat. Mother most Latinos are small I haven't met a big one yet, so yes I am HUGE compared to them. The reason Shelby get's more letters is because she writes me you guys have two so  far and I email you too. I only write her. 
Love you have a great week
Elder Montgomery 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tres Leche is Now My Favorite Cake

That doesn't surprise me at all but man let me tell you Brother and Sister L can cook. Brother Leon is Mexican and Sister Leon is white as you could probably tell. But She can bake like no other her tres leche cake is literally to die for you would love it. Oh and tres leche is now my favorite cake it's fantastic. I can see why you love it so much.
 Poor Peeps!  is she better?. I love the picture of Peeps a lot and the Gnome. I haven't put it up yet but I have it very close to me. So what exactly are you doing to the Kitchen? What is changing about it? 
The Baptism was AMAZING now I know what everyone was talking about. It is such a great feeling. And I was so happy for V. 
Nope I don't get to go to General Conference this time but most likely next time I can go. I ride my bike evey day but I was told when it gets super cold that I can't ride it. I will most likely need gloves in a month. No wrecks yet but the Utah drivers are AWFUL they run the red lights so much it's crazy. 
Nothing new with me yet but we have two on date for the 11th and 12th both are reading the BOM and have both gone to Church so they are both progressing. Hopefully I stay in this area to see them Baptized. I don't know the names of the food but yeah those Mexican restaurants back home got nothing on this cooking. I am starting to like fry sauce now it's pretty good. 
Love you too
Elder Montgomery






Oh we did and I loved every moment of it. My week was good I'm tired but that is to be expected.  Tell smelly duck to email me he hasn't in about 2 months. And Let me tell you that is all that matters. This is true most of us are just going through the motions and as much as we would like to think that we are progressing we really aren't progressing as fast we should be. The important thing is to remember that the calling you have first is to watch and protect the family to provide for them. Then is your church calling. Your callings are your sacred duty. You have been called of God to be a father (and a good one at that) :) but also as the clerk. When you truly magnify both of these callings then you are beginning to progress.  My week went by pretty quickly can you already believe it it's been about 4 months now and around Christmas it will be about 8 months.
Love you
Elder Montgomery 



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